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Who We Are

Founded in 1955, the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc. (RFCI) is a non-profit organization here to promote the development and use of tropical fruits in South Florida. 

Fresh

Tropical Fruit

Edible

Plants

Florida

Cultivars

Organic

Whenever Possible

Upcoming Speakers & Events

September 19th. 2020 – Plant Club Day at Fairchild. Come by to learn about rare and tropical fruits, buy a tree, and even join the club. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and entry is part of general admission ($12). Timed entry tickets can only be purchased on the Fairchild website; hope to see you there!

[POSTPONED - COVID-19] October 14, 2020 – Marsha Eisenberg “Tomatoes” (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

[POSTPONED or VIRTUAL] November 11, 2020 – Open Board Meeting – Thanksgiving Dinner – Members are encouraged to bring a dish, accompaniment side, backyard fruits, soup, casseroles, beverages etc.

[POSTPONED - COVID-19] December 9, 2020 – Holiday Party – Members are encouraged to bring a dish, accompaniment side, backyard fruits, soup, casseroles, beverages etc.

January 13, 2021 – Dr. Peter Steele – Medicinal Plants

February 10, 2021 – Michael Oria – Hemp: Seed to Sale

March 10, 2021 – Har Mahdeem “How to Properly Spray Fruit Trees” (Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Florida)

April 14, 2021 – Matt Snow – Chickens: Everything You Need to Know

May 12, 2021 – Dr. Vernon – How to Grow from Seeds

June 9, 2021 – Erin Wilson – What Plant Based Nutrition Can Do For You

July 7, 2021 – Chantelle Sookram “Preparation of Fruits and Vegetables”

August 11, 2021 – John Coldwell “Beekeeping in South Florida” (Urban Beekeepers Aviary Supply & Management Co., Oakland Park, Florida)

September 9, 2021 – TBA

October 13, 2021 – Marsha Eisenberg “Tomatoes” (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

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